lacombe homes for sale: Home Mortgage Interest Deduction | Slidell Real Estate for Sale. - 05/15/10 02:45 AM
Is Congress really serious about eliminating the Home Mortgage Interest Deduction from personal mortgages?  Before you say they don't have a chance, remember what you thought about health care getting passed?
There seems to be some truth to the above in Washington.  Their addiction to spending is so out of control they will stop short of nothing to keep the beloved social programs going.  CNBC's released this news article just yesterday.
A quote from the article states the following, the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation estimates they LOSE roughly 600 Billion in tax revenues between 2009-2013 on home mortgage interest deductions.  … (6 comments)

lacombe homes for sale: Go Tigers | Slidell Real Estate for Sale - 05/06/10 04:02 PM

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lacombe homes for sale: Air Conditioner Time | Slidell Real Estate for Sale - 05/03/10 07:38 AM
It's that time of year again, Air Conditioner time that is.  The mercury is now hitting the 80's consistently and the humidity is just about triple digits with all the rain.
Make sure your AC is up to snuff.  get your freon checked and have the maintenance person look for a leak if the freon is low.  I am lucky I have a very good friend who will service my AC for virtually nothing and repair any leaks also for a nice fee.  If you have a leak you need to fix it or it will just leak out and you will … (5 comments)

lacombe homes for sale: Sod for Sale | Slidell Real Estate for Sale - 04/23/10 01:38 AM
Looking for a good reliable source of grass in the Slidell, Lacombe area.  Look no further than Sunny Sod located on Hwy. 190 in Lacombe.  They sell many types of grass that are suitable for Southeast Louisiana climate. 
I personally like St. Augustine at my home.  It grows fast and thick to keep weeds at a minimum.  Give them a call and ask for Chris.
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lacombe homes for sale: Tax Credit Deadline Looming | Slidell Real Estate for Sale - 04/22/10 01:59 PM
The first time home buyers tax credit ends in eight days.  I can't help but wonder if the housing market can grow legs or will it need another government crutch.  The banks seem to be moving foreclosures to the fore front instead of stalling on them.  Will contracts dry up after the end of the month?  Will home prices drop further without the demand being pulled forward?  I for one don't really know.  I guess we will have to stay tuned?

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lacombe homes for sale: Kudos To Active Rain | Slidell Real Estate for Sale - 04/19/10 12:50 AM
Just wanted to take the time to say thanks to Activerain and Wayne Hardin out of Seabrook Texas for the referral we closed last Thursday.  Without either it would have never taken place.  An active Army Sargent and his family had recently located to the area and were looking for a home.  I was the third Realtor they worked with after the first two were rather disappointing. 
Wayne knows the family from years back and was asked to help them.  He found me on activerain and the rest is history.  It was a pleasure finding them a home on the Northshore … (6 comments)

lacombe homes for sale: Closing Gifts | Slidell Homes for Sale - 04/17/10 10:09 AM
I have read on activerain about closing gifts and pondered the thought myself many times.  Just today I think I came up with the perfect gift.  Why not give an American Flag?  After all isn't this the American dream to own your own home.
Display the flag because we are the last free country in the world.  We can still give a bottle of wine or a gift certificate along with the flag.
 
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lacombe homes for sale: Slidell Crawfish Cookoff | Slidell Louisiana Homes for Sale - 04/16/10 08:43 AM
If you love crawfish, music and a good time don't miss the crawfish cookoff tomorrow at  Fritchie Park.  Over 50 teams will compete for the best crawfish.  Advance tickets are $20 and $25 at the gate.  The gates open at 11 a.m. and goes until 6 p.m.
Money raised goes to benefit the Hospice Foundation of The South.  Tickets can be purchased in advance at any north shore Whitney bank.  I used to live nearby so I recommend you get there early so you can park close enough to walk to the park.  I hope to see you there. 
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lacombe homes for sale: Water Heater Tax Credit | Slidell Real Estate for Sale - 04/09/10 01:35 AM
I recently installed a new water heater in my home since my old one decided to stop working.  I knew about the tax credit on water heaters but not all the details.  They have to meet certain energy efficiency of course.  The energy factor has to be greater than 0.82 to qualify.  You are eligible for 30% of the cost including installation.  If you happen to replace your windows also these also can qualify for 30% tax credit.  There is a limit of $1500 whether you do windows, water heater or both.  Tax credits end December 31, 2010.
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lacombe homes for sale: Big Brother | Slidell Louisiana Real Estate for Sale - 04/08/10 08:27 AM
I recently finished my taxes and found myself getting a bigger than usual refund than normal.  I always mail my returns via snail mail.  This year the accountant talked me into filing electronically.  I agreed and said what the heck i will give it a try.
I am old school and really don't trust the security of any of these websites.  I found out that within three days my savings account had already been credited by the state.  I then came up with a thought that concerned me quite a bit.  I didn't remember giving my account number to my accountant.  … (1 comments)

lacombe homes for sale: Boiled Crawfish A Louisiana Treat | Slidell Homes for Sale - 03/22/10 06:15 AM
One thing I know about living in Louisiana we will eat just about anything.  We might be as bad as the Japanese, I think they do eat anything.  They just don't know how to spice it up so they taste good.
I entertained family and friends this Saturday at my home in Magnolia Forest in Pearl River just outside of Slidell. and we had a very good time chowing down on crawfish and lots of cold beer.  If you are ever in New Orleans you need to try these tasty critters.
Any one looking for Homes in Slidell give me a call and … (8 comments)

lacombe homes for sale: Rural Development Loans | Slidell Homes for Sale - 03/11/10 11:42 PM
The Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program (Rural Development) will be out of funds (money) by the end of April, 2010.  Unless additional funding becomes available because of area deemed a disaster area from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.  Even these funds will be limited.
Rural Development loans are available for most areas North of I-12 in the Slidell area and most of Pearl River, Lacombe and Covington.  If you are on the fence you need to make a decision.  These loans are true 100% financing without any PMI payments.
Any one looking for Homes for Sale in Slidell or sorrounding areas … (3 comments)

lacombe homes for sale: Rural Development Loans | Slidell Homes for Sale - 03/11/10 11:42 PM
The Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program (Rural Development) will be out of funds (money) by the end of April, 2010.  Unless additional funding becomes available because of area deemed a disaster area from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.  Even these funds will be limited.
Rural Development loans are available for most areas North of I-12 in the Slidell area and most of Pearl River, Lacombe and Covington.  If you are on the fence you need to make a decision.  These loans are true 100% financing without any PMI payments.
Any one looking for Homes for Sale in Slidell or sorrounding areas … (1 comments)

lacombe homes for sale: Slidell's Bayou Jam Concerts | Slidell Homes for Sale - 03/11/10 11:27 PM
Slidell's Bayou Jam Concerts are back.  Starting this Sunday after the St. Patrick's Day Parade at Heritage Park.  All concerts are free admission.  Times are from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 
This is the first of five concerts this year.
Schedule is:                      March 14:  The Topcats
                                                    March 28:  The Burnside Flashers 
                                                     April 25:  Soul Vaxxination
                                                     May 2:  Redline
                                                      May 16:  Sgt. Pepper's Band 
There are some restrictions.  No pets allowed (children OK),  No glass or barbecue grills allowed either.
 
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lacombe homes for sale: Slidell's St. Patrick Parade | Slidell Real Estate for Sale - 03/11/10 11:57 AM
Looking for some free good clean family fun?  Look no further than Slidell's St. Patrick's Parade this Sunday at 1 p.m. in Slidell's Olde Towne.  I really don't like parades any more, but this is one my wife doesn't have to drag me to go with her. 
if you go bring a wagon with you.  You will need it to help carry home all of the cabbages, carrots and potatoes you will catch Sunday.
This is another reason to consider when looking for Real Estate for Sale in Slidell.
Call me today, I always answer my phone. 
 
 
 
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lacombe homes for sale: Government Employees Prospering in Bad Economy | Slidell Real Estate for Sale - 03/11/10 11:38 AM
Any one willing to wager a guess where the three highest median income counties in the United States are located?  Seems Government workers are doing just well in our economy.  That's right the three highest median income counties in the country all border Washington D.C. 
How I wish i had taken a job with the Government when I graduated from college.  They always had an early retirement with lifetime pension and health insurance.  Now they have great pay to go along with these benefits.  The average government worker makes over $7000 more per year than a private sector worker.
If any … (2 comments)

lacombe homes for sale: Wine of Champions | Slidell Real Estate for Sale - 03/04/10 08:40 AM

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lacombe homes for sale: Not Even Close to a Normal Market | Slidell Real Estate for Sale - 03/01/10 12:21 PM
Any agent who has been in this business  
                                                                             
for any amount of time knows this isn't anything close to a normal real estate market.  With the Federal Tax Credit for first time and repeat buyers buoying the market.  With many agents making a living on short sales and foreclosures and a much smaller percentage of the usual arm lenght transactions taking place. 
With the coming arrival of Spring and the tax credit deadline buyers are flocking to buy homes.  I wonder how much demand is being pulled forward by the rapidly approaching deadline.  What will fill the vacuum once it pasts?  … (5 comments)

lacombe homes for sale: Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra | Slidell Homes for Sale - 02/25/10 11:42 AM
Classical music in Slidell's backyard.  Those of us who love this kind of music are in for a treat this weekend.  Sunday, February 28 at one o'clock The Louisiana Philharmonic orchestra will be performing at the Harbor Center in Slidell nearLakeshore Estates.  This is as easy as it gets.  The actual concert begins at two o'clock.  There will be an introduction and talk starting at one o'clock. 
What are they playing?
Hindemith: Mathis der Maler Symphony        Mendelssohn: Violin ConcertoMussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
Anyone seeking more information can go to the Slidell Symphony Society.
One can catch a concert and search for homes in Slidell for … (2 comments)

lacombe homes for sale: Northshore Beach Slidell LA | Slidell Real Estate for Sale - 02/22/10 05:47 AM
Vacant waterfront lot located inNorthshore Beach near Slidell Louisiana.  Own both sides of the road.  You can dock your boat or boats on either side of the street.  The front view offers a lovely view of the marsh and sunsets to the West. 
Located about a mile from the old Highway-11 bridge and about 25 minutes to downtown New Orleans.  Get home in time to fish in the evening.  Build your dream home and live in vacation land year round.
Owner is motivated asking $80,000.  Bring all offers. Lot# 261
Looking to buy or sell real estate in Slidell call John … (3 comments)

 
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